ST. IGNATIUS, Mont. -

A teen is improving after being stabbed multiple times in his head and back.

The 17-year-old was taken to the hospital early Sunday after a 14-year-old allegedly stabbed him.

Lake County Sheriff Jay Doyle said law enforcement showed up to a home on Third Avenue in St. Ignatius around 1:20 a.m. Sunday. The 14-year-old boy was arrested.

Residents in St. Ignatius said they were surprised to hear about the incident; it happened less than a block away from the high school.

Principal Jason Sargent said students were asked not to discuss the incident at school since investigators are still looking into exactly what happened.

Sargent said staff and students were reminded that safety is a top priority on school grounds.

“It was outside of school over the weekend. We do want to assure families, parents, students, this is a safe place for students,” Sargent said Monday. “We have outstanding staff, we've got outstanding students, and St. Ignatius Schools is a safe place for all involved.”

Prosecutors have not filed charges in the case, the investigation is ongoing.